RM:Feature Request. Random Delay between x and y minutes


#1

Would it be possible to introduce a feature to allow for a random Delay between, as an example, between 15 and 30 minutes.
Currently when you insert a figure in the delay field, the screen updates to allow for random delay. This means if you select this feature and input 30 minutes the random delay will be between 0 and 30 minutes.
Would it be possible to have on the new screen an option to select a random display between 2 numbers.
e. g. random Delay between 17 and 34 minutes.
Presently I have to have a second rule to do this.
Thanks for listening BTW.


#2

Second that! Would make things a LOT easier.


#3

Ah yes, but rules are free. I sort of want to avoid this:


#4

Okay...then can we get some type of Child/Parent Relationship or Grouping for organization? I have 80 rules now. It's getting hard to keep everything organized. If you could assign rules with a tag even and then group them in the list by ones with the same tag....that would work. Doesn't have to be fancy shmancy.


#5

BTW, if you are turning lights on/off this is possible with a single rule. You randomly delay the rule, and then for a fixed period delay the on/off. Same net result.


#6

You can do this precise thing with rule naming convention. The "tag" would be the first part of the name.


#7

Yeah...and if I'd been psychic when I started setting them up, I would have known to do that. Unfortunately, I left my psychic abilities in my other pants. Sorry for asking. Won't happen again.


#8

You can rename your rules if you want.

The ask about ordering things in the UI has nothing specifically to do with Rule Machine, and would entail a major new UI effort. We don't see that as a pressing priority. Ask all you want, I'm just giving honest answers.


#9

I've had a rummage round and cannot seem to find how to do this.
If you don't mind, can you be more specific.


#10

This results in a delayed off from between 10 and 20 minutes.


#11

Ah. Gotcha. I was looking in completely the wrong place.
It's easy when you know how. :wink:
Thanks.

EDIT: Just set up a test rule and in fact its very easy when you know how.
Thanks again.

EDIT 2: Works just as I want it to. I'm a happy bunny again. :smile: